OUR TEAM

Connex PEOPLE

Our management team boasts over 29 years of combined experience in projects nationwide. Our staff are highly talented experts with a passion for our clients and their projects.

Each Connex team is defined by the project they are delivering. Our teams are selected on a best-fit-basis. Connex has the resources to appoint the right people for each project based on technical skills and the role they will play in the broader construction team. Connex construction is fortunate to employ a talented pool of staff, across all levels, from Senior Management to our Cadets who bring experience in all market sectors. Our core team specialize in key areas such as planning, design, services, Quality Assurance and Environmental Management.

Ongoing training and safety programs keep our staff skills at the forefront of industry best practice, essential to successful project outcomes.

Nick Price

Project Manager, Dp Construction

As Managing Director for Connex Management & Constructions, Nick’s leadership of the company and ensuring all employees buy into the company vision. Setting the overall strategic direction of the company. Planning and implementing long term business strategies to achieve the company’s objectives. With solid people management skills, Nick demonstrates leadership in service, safety and quality that he expects of his wider team.

Nick and his team ensure that the projects from the start are resources correctly and that each and every project is finished on time, within budget and to all stakeholders expectation. Although every project has its individual challenges and are assessed and managed with due diligence.

Nick is an enthusiastic and passionate professional with a solid background in Project Management. Nick has a Diploma in Construction and Building and over 15 years experience. During his time, he has been exposed to a multitude of projects which has all contributed to his diverse and comprehensive knowledge of the construction industry.

Nick’s determination, attitude and collaborative effort with subcontractors, suppliers, consultants & clients along with his multi skilled background and problem solving abilities has ensured the successful completion of each and every project undertaken.

Nick appreciates the commercial realities of project development. He prides himself on understanding client values and objectives, and appreciates the pressures linked to achieving results.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Builder Lic No. 286532C
  • Building Diploma in Construction – TAFE NSW
  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction – TAFE NSW

TIME WITH CONNEX

Since 2017

RECENT AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • RACF Redhead Aged Care, Redhead, NSW D&C project, Completion scheduled 2020, value $32m
  • 45 Residential Apartments, Turramurra, NSW D&C project, Completed 2019, value $15m
  • SGCH Fairfield 41 Affordable Housing, NSW D&C project, Completion 2018, value $12m
  • Luxury Apartments, Manly, NSW D&C project, Completed 2014, value $12m
  • “Aston” 46 Apartments, Lane Cove, NSW Project Superintendent, Completed 2016, Construction value $12m
  • “Linear” 30 Apartments, Mascot, NSW Project Superintendent, Completed 2015, Construction value $10m

Darren Ferns

Project Manager, BSc(ConstMgt)

Darren will be responsible for all issues relating to stakeholder and community engagement. He possesses strong issue management, community negotiation and mediation skills, which will help build and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders to ensure smooth project continuation.

During construction, Darren will maintain a good relationship with the client and project team involved, preform sub contractor negotiations, set original budgets, review budget transfers, monitor costs to date and forecast costs to complete in conjunction with the Project Teams.

Darren will manage the client, consultants, suppliers and sub contractors, monitor constructability and methodology of works, manage quality, safety and environmental task observations, and attend PCG & Design Meetings.

Darren started in roles onsite, progressing through site management and contracts administration roles to his current role as project manager. Darren has a genuine passion for the industry developing and leading highly engaged teams to achieve client, stakeholder and business objectives. He has a vast experience across a range of sectors including education, health, aged care, residential high rise and Retirement Villages. and interpersonal skills.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Construction Management – Galway-Mayo IT
  • GC21 General Conditions of Contract Edition 2 Certificate
  • MS Project Training Certificate – Solid Support
  • Security of Payments Act Legislation – Holding Redlich

TIME WITH CONNEX
Since 2018

RECENT AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • SCU Allied Health, Coffs Harbour D&C Allied Health Building, Completed 2019, value $9m
  • Horizons Medical Imaging, Port Macquarie, NSW Construct only Health Facility, Completed 2018, value $6m
  • LAHC Marian Drive, Port Macquarie Construct Only Aboriginal Housing, Completed 2019, value $2m
  • SGCH Fairfield Affordable Housing D&C Multi Storey Residential, Completed 2018, value $8m
  • Hastings Indoor Stadium, Port Macquarie, NSW Construct only Sports Stadium, Completed 2017, value $6m
  • Golden Ponds Retirement Village Forster D&C Over 55 Living, Completed 2017, value $12m

Jon Price

Contracts Administrator, Dp Construction

Jon will prepare tender documentation, procure pricing, assist in tender evaluation and provide ongoing commercial support as in conjunction with the project team to service the head and subcontractors. He will assist the project team with head contract variations, internal variations, notice of delays, extension of time and other claims.

As the Contracts Administrator, Jon ensures all registers and schedules are maintained, along with the procurement programme.

Jon is an experienced Contracts Administrator and brings to each project highly developed skills around the effective administration and process control of each project. His professional attributes included a track record of timely procurement to ensure programme adherence and successful negotiation of subcontractor engagement and payments. He is very effective at managing document flow and his personable manner and approach develops excellent working relationships with clients and consultants.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma in Building & Construction Management – TAFE NSW

TIME WITH CONNEX

Since 2018

RECENT AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Mulgoa Rise Display Centre – Custom House, Completed 2012, $1.5m
  • Norwest Central Precinct – 70 Luxury Townhomes, Completed 2013, value $25m
  • Wesley College Pryor Wing, Completed 2016, value $4m
  • Kiah Development Willoughby – 46 Luxury Houses, Completed 2017, value $24m
  • Aura Development Pymble – 79 Units, Completed 2017, value $28m
  • Redhead RACF – 121 Beds, Ongoing, value $32m

Mark Bennellick

Project Manager

Mark’s role at Connex is managing million-dollar construction projects, Project planning and development, Contract Review, Contract Recommendations, Budgeting and Programming. At Connex we understand and meet expectations required to provide leadership and management, to give clear direction and make informed decisions that are needed to ensure the projects are delivered on budget and on time.

As a Project Manager at Connex Mark provides the Leadership, Management and Technical capabilities required to:

  • Ensure the financial and compliance (HSE, Quality, HR, Plant & procurement) targets are consistently achieved in the delivery of all projects –
  • Ensure that all assigned projects are effectively planned and scheduled, delivering consistent quality performance to our customers on time and within budget.
  • Ensure the project team deliver quality performance and consistently achieve their targets and goals to provide client satisfaction in project delivery providing opportunities to create return business.
  • Provide a safe and healthy workplace for all project related personnel, suppliers / trade contractors
  • Establish strong working relationships with:
    – Customers (Client)
    – Management Team
    – Project Employees and Permanent Contractors.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Business Management Certificate IV – TAFE NSW
  • Trade Carpenter & Joiner – TAFE NSW
  • Diploma of Project Management
TIME WITH CONNEX
Since 2019

RECENT AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Brokenwood Winery: A new cellar door in the Hunter Valley costing 5.2M
  • Wollongong Day Surgery: A new day surgery 5 storey extension costing 18.5 M
  • Gosford Private Hospital costing 8m
  • Bean street Apartments costing 1.2m
  • Maitland Private Hospital 12m
  • Pymble Eye Surgery $1.9m
  • Canberra Gideons $2m
  • Brisbane Eye surgery for Levetch Designs $5m